Specialization "International Business Communication" (SIBC)

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Courses

In five courses (all held in a PI format), you will learn about a wide range of aspects of international business communication:

Key Concepts

Internal Business Communication

External Business Communication

Intercultural Business Communication

Skills

Organizational aspects

UPDATE January 31: Procedure for admission in SS23

Successful applicants in the first round have been informed and must sign up for one of the 2 classes offered for Course 1 ("Key Concepts"; 5685 or 5842) between Feb 16 and 19 or lose their place in the Specialization. Any spaces not taken up will then be filled from the remaining applications based on the same criteria as above - this will happen in a second round on February 22..

General information:

The Specialization is designed to be completed within 2 semesters, with Courses I, II & III recommended to be taken in the first semester, and IV & V in the second semester. Accordingly, students in their first semester will be guaranteed spaces in the first three courses and assured spots in Courses IV and V in their second semester (within those Courses, though, no particular class can be guaranteed). However, only Course I MUST be taken in the first semester. Depending on scheduling of courses and availability of places, it MAY be possible to finish the Specialization within one semester, but this is in no way guaranteed nor really encouraged.

The Specialization will accept 60 students each semester; general eligibility criteria are the same as for any other SBWL or specialization.

In a first step, students wishing to apply for "International Business Communication" have to sign up for the course "Access to Specialization: International Business Communication" (5537; registration will run from Jan 26, 2pm, until 11:59pm on Jan 29). Places will generally be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with half the slots reserved for the fastest students who were awarded a grade of 1 (Very Good) on the CBK course "Introduction to Business Communication (IBC)" (note: EBC1 grades are not relevant here). Caution for BBE students who took that course as a free elective: if you passed the class with a grade of 1, you must send separate proof to ibc@wu.ac.at no later than Jan 29 to be considered for preferred placement. The remaining slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis regardless of whether the applicant attended the CBK course or not until 60 slots have been filled.

NOTE: registration for the course "Access to Specialization: International Business Communication" does NOT automatically mean you have been accepted for the Specialization; of ALL students signing up for "Access to Specialization: International Business Communication", only 60 will be admitted based on the criteria outlined above.

For the time being, please direct any questions you may still have after carefully reading all the information provided here to ibc@wu.ac.at.

Please note: WInf students unfortunately cannot attend our Specialization as it is not included in the WInf curriculum